What do our students really know about how much science there is in the food they eat? Between bad information and too much information, what idea have biotechnologies been made of? And their impact on agriculture?

CREA and other partners, in the frame of the Biotech week, are organizing an entire event to raise awareness among the students, the citizens (farmers and consumers) of the future. A didactic path to bring the students towards a more aware and knowledge-based understanding of the impact of plant biotechnology in our society. The classes that will join the initiative, with their teachers, will be invited to participate (if possible) to the Food&Science Festival in Mantova. In the morning, the theme of the contest will be presented to the classes, with the involvement of scientists and influencers. The classes will have half-day to prepare a short video about the contest theme. At the end of the day, there will be the award ceremony of the class that made the best video. All the material will then be shared on the CREA Ricerca youtube channel and on the social platforms of the other members. The event is organized as part of the activities of the national project for agriculture biotechnology (BIOTECH) funded by Ministry of agriculture.

Event host: Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA) in collaborazione con  Associazione Nazionale Biotecnologi Italiani (ANBI), Food&Science Festival
Event venue: Online event
More info: teodoro.cardi@crea.gov.it; mariafrancesca.cardone@crea.gov.it; luigi.cattivelli@crea.gov.it